I am Lecturer in Political Science. My research follows two broad themes: the effect of policy change on political attitudes, and the impact of economic factors on political outcomes. Currently, I am leading a research project (POLGEN) on authoritarian attitudes among young people in Europe - a part of SOLIKRIS, funded by the German Ministry of Education, and a project on “contagious populism” funded by the University of Surrey. My research has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, Party Politics, the Journal of European Social Policy, Electoral Studies, and Europe and Asia Studies.
University roles and responsibilities
- Director of Postgraduate Research
My research interest include: political behaviour, public opinion, economic voting, political attitudes, survey experiments, Bayesian data analysis
Postgraduate research supervision
I am happy to supervise PhD students working in the area of political behaviour. I have a particular interest on applications related to voting, political attitudes, political parties and party systems.
Research Methods (POL2028)
Statistical models for understanding politics: Introduction to econometrics (POL2045)
Electoral System and Voting Behaviour (POL2046)
Research in Practice (POLM011)
Lefkofridi, Z., & Nezi, R. (2019). Responsibility versus responsiveness… to Whom? A theory of party behavior. Party Politics, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1354068819866076.
Busemeyer, M. R., Abrassart, A. & Nezi, R. (2019). Beyond Positive and Negative: New Perspectives on Feedback Effects in Public Opinion on the Welfare State. British Journal of Political Science, 1-26.
Georgiadou, Vasiliki, Anastasia Kafe, Roula Nezi, and Costis Pieridis. “Plebiscitarian Spirit in the Square. Key Characteristics of the Greek Indignants.” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society online first. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10767-017-9272-8.
Marius Busemeyer, Julian Garritzmann, Erik Neimanns, Roula Nezi. ” Investing in education in Europe: Evidence from a new survey of public opinion.” Journal of European Social Policy online first. doi: 10.1177/0958928717700562.
Gemenis, Kostas and Nezi, Roula. Government-opposition dynamics during the economic crisis in Greece. Journal of Legislative Studies 21: 14-34.
Nezi, Roula, and Alexia Katsanidou. “From valence to position: Economic voting in extraordinary conditions.” Acta Politica 49.4 : 413-430.
Nezi, Roula “Economic voting under the economic crisis: evidence from Greece”, Electoral Studies, in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2012.02.007
Nezi Roula, Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Panayota Toka “Attitudes of Greek parliamentarians towards European and national identity, representation and scope of governance, “South European Society and Politics 15(1): 79-96.
Nezi Roula, Dimitris Sotiropoulos and Panayota Toka “Party affiliation, “left-right” self-placement or country origin? Explaining the attitudes of parliamentarians towards European Integration in Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia,” Europe-Asia Studies 61(6): 1003-1020.
Who abstains and why: an analysis of the 2010 Greek local election”, Journal of Political and Moral Theory, Issue 27: 25-54 (in Greek, with A. Kafe and C. Pieridis).
Explaining the attitudes of Greek parliamentary and business elites towards the European Union”, Greek Political Science Review, Issue 32: 25-41 (in Greek, with D. Sotiropoulos and P. Toka).